|Forum topic by MaroonGoon||posted 02-07-2014 04:48 PM||1344 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
02-07-2014 04:48 PM
I am officially tired of the clunky woodworking chisels I got from Lowe’s. They are bulky which makes them harder to use in my sharpening setup and harder to hold steadily enough for accurate chiseling and paring. Also, they don’t seem to hold an edge as long as I would expect them to. I have gotten by with them but I only paid ~$20 for all four chisels and I know the price reflects the quality of the chisels themselves.
This leads me to my question. I am looking for some nice quality woodworking chisels. I am open to buying new but also to buying older chisels that have been restored or have the potential of being restored. From buying older vintage hand planes, I have come to appreciate the feel and quality of older tools and I like knowing that I am producing work with objects that are 3-4 times as old as I am. It may sound corny but I love the feeling knowing that each tool has its own history and stories and the fact that I am producing something with them the same way its first owner did several decades ago.
However, while I like older chisels, if there is some other reason for buying new, I am open to hearing it.
So whether they be new or old, what are some of ya’lls recommendations? I am not very familiar with chisels so I am open to any comments or information you can provide.
Thanks and TGIF!
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